Articles tagged "FA Insight"


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Consumer Reports names Betterment in top five for customer service with USAA, Schwab, Vanguard and T. Rowe Price

The recognition flies in the face of a bias against that says robos can't hold hands with their bony robot fingers

August 14, 2015 — 8:05 PM UTC

With 'revenue sharing' as primary consideration, Guggenheim transfers its in-house RIA to HighTower

HighTower gets a substantial bounty of fee-generating assets and clients and Guggenheim avoids having to scale up

July 29, 2015 — 8:20 PM UTC

The giant raise RIA folk got in 2014 and the threat it poses in 2015

The 20% jump means money in the pocket and a rather frightening overhead scenario

January 12, 2015 — 8:38 PM UTC

Convergent Wealth begins to pick up the pieces after David Zier's death

The $9.4-billion RIA is said to be facing massive challenges in retaining advisors and clients -- rumors discounted by CEO Doug Wolford

November 4, 2014 — 6:02 AM UTC

Russell Investments sells for $2.7 billion and the new owner will flip its $250-billion asset manager -- yet again

The once-proud, family-owned Seattle firm is being sold by Northwestern Mutual and stripped for parts -- its indexes -- with its asset-management business as the throwaway

June 28, 2014 — 12:18 AM UTC

United Capital drops a six-figure check on 10 partner firms in share buyback program financed by SageView

Joe Duran's company is belatedly paying fully vested firms for up to 25% of their stock after the 2008 crash threw off the promised liquidity schedule

March 18, 2014 — 5:27 PM UTC

LPL gets the question from Wall Street analyst: How much more can you squeeze from your financial advisors?

The broker-dealer's CFO pointed to a 65% chunk of time not used to prospect or service clients

February 18, 2014 — 9:49 PM UTC

United Capital's Joe Duran throttles back on deals as he opens an RIA version of Hamburger University

Stephanie Bogan will lead the training center that aims to create corporate 'mini-me's' around the country

November 28, 2012 — 4:44 AM UTC

Schwab is creating an RIA MBA-equivalent to grease the skids of internal succession -- and internships to build an RIA worker-bee talent grab pile

One area of weakness for RIAs is finding the resources, time and expertise to train people, and Schwab is addressing the need

November 15, 2012 — 5:34 AM UTC

Why the Moss Adams-Rowling Dold merger came apart despite looking picture-perfect on paper

Rigorous due diligence and good will count for a lot -- but not everything, as two ultimately mismatched RIAs were surprised to discover

July 16, 2012 — 3:33 PM UTC

Mintz Levin sells its $1.2 billion RIA, and Focus Financial nabs the assets through a partner firm

In an all-Boston deal, The Colony Group becomes a $2.5 billion behemoth only months after hooking up with the big New York consolidator

May 31, 2012 — 5:45 AM UTC

An $18-billion RIA tacks on a $24-billion U.S. Trust cast-off as the grab for UHNW magnets continues

Harris myCFO continues a shrewd strategy of serving the very, very rich as it puts CTC Consulting into its arsenal

May 3, 2012 — 5:21 AM UTC

Dynasty is on the ground floor of a roll-up-like venture grabbing RIAs inside the largest accounting firms

Atlanta-based Method will parachute in to take over operational and management control of wealth managers providing advisory expertise their CPA-firm parents may lack

April 12, 2012 — 4:46 AM UTC

Myles Pritchard thought it was better in the Bahamas and Merrill Lynch didn't -- so he left for life with CONCERT Wealth Management

With half of his clients offshore, the LA advisor grew disenchanted with Merrill's lack of appetite for international business

April 6, 2012 — 5:12 AM UTC

AMG makes a dramatic entry into wealth management arena, buying majority stake in $10B Veritable

Veritable LP is the first in a series of very big RIAs the giant asset management firm has its eye on

March 21, 2012 — 5:42 AM UTC